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Movie Movie (1978)

Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, World War I aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Mama Popchik (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Mrs. Updike (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
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'Pop' Popchik (segment "Dynamite Hands")
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Sailor Lawson (segment "Dynamite Hands")
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Tony Norton (segment "Dynamite Hands")
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Barney Keegle (segment "Dynamite Hands") (as Peter T. Stader)
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The Announcer (segment "Dynamite Hands") (as James Lennon)
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Three movie genres of the 1930s are satirized in this spoof of the traditional double feature. In "Dynamite Hands", a delivery boy turns prizefighter in order to raise enough money for his kid sister's eye operation. Later, however, he turns his back on his father-figure manager and librarian girlfriend when he is distracted by a flashy gangster and sexy night club diva. Intermission has a coming-attractions trailer for "Zero Hour", a World War I aviation drama. In the second feature, "Baxter's Beauties of 1933" a Broadway impresario hears he has only a month to live and is determined to mount one more hit on the boards. When his drunken diva of a star cannot go on opening night, he finds that the ingénue he chooses to replace her is his long-estranged daughter, whom he has not seen since she was a girl. All three stories feature the same cast in repertoire. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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It's Two Two, New New Movies In One. See more »

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Comedy | Musical | Sport

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4 January 1979 (Argentina)  »

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Trivia

In the original theatrical release, "Dynamite Hands" which was filmed in color, was printed in black and white. The home video version uses the original color footage. Contrary to rumors, the video version was not colorized. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: Spats, it may not show up on the x-ray, but your heart is pure silk too.
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The cast list in the closing credits is divided into two sections with headings Dynamite Hands and Baxter's Beauties of 1933. See more »

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References 42nd Street (1933) See more »

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Great! Great!
28 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a film-fan's film, filled with industry insight and in-jokes. (The two back-to-back stories, separated by a preview trailer, display the way the fictional (real?) studio's contract players would crank out product at a dizzying rate.) I wouldn't apply the words "parody" and "satire" in their strictest sense here, though....I'd rather say the sounds and images serve more to emphasize our real-or-imagined memories of the moviegoing experience in the mid-to-late Thirties. And the producers had the good sense to hire the great Ralph Burns and Buster Davis to write the terrific period songs and soundtracks (which deserve current re-release!). See it if only to catch the multi-talented Barry Bostwick, who gets a chance to shine in a singing-dancing role. And Charles Lane is always a treat to see. Everything's a treat in "Movie Movie"!


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